Crystal Hutchinson joins IRPT staff as Communications Officer

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) is excited to welcome Crystal Hutchinson to the IRPT staff as the new Communications Officer of IRPT. Ms. Hutchinson began working for the association on April 1st, 2021.

Before joining the IRPT team, Crystal held the position of Director of the Louisiana International Deep Water Transfer Terminal Authority. She helped drive the strategy for a midstream transfer facility in the Gulf of Mexico adhering to State and Federal regulation and policy. Crystal strengthened its global presence while creating international relationships for potential development along the way.

Her passion for the marine transportation industry and global experience will be of great value to IRPT, its mission and its Members. IRPT is in the midst of an evolution, changing the way associations bring value and number of resources provided to its Members, expanding benefits and resources to its Members, increasing its online presence through the IRPT website, mobile app and social media. Crystal will provide strategic direction for IRPT’s communications, marketing, and oversee the communications for the IRPT team.

We are so very excited to have her not only on the IRPT team, but to have her advocacy working for the entirety of the IRPT Membership.

Please help me welcome Crystal to our staff family! Welcome aboard Crystal!


The mission of IRPT is to provide a platform for inland river port and terminals professionals to improve their businesses and to inform policy makers on the economic impacts and infrastructure needs of the inland waterway system. IRPT works to be a resource for inland river ports, terminals, and river-borne transportation services and to promote the value of the inland river transportation system to users, policy makers and the Nation.